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  • US seeks to weaken China’s high-tech global ambitions
    by FPA Administrator on May 23, 2018 at 10:30 am

    In the midst of trade war threats between the US and China, Trump’s latest trade tariffs emerge as the new American strategy to weaken Xi Jinping’s plans to transform China into a major high-tech player. Trump’s recent multi-billion tariffs, allegedly designed to protect the American economy from trade deficit, made global ... The post US seeks to weaken China’s high-tech global ambitions appeared first on Foreign Policy […]

  • Hire Powers: Cybercrime-as-a-Service and Terrorism
    by FPA Administrator on May 22, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Cybercrime-as-a-Service opens up a realm of worrying new possibilities for opportunistic individuals and ideologically motivated groups, as well as a new front for law enforcement and security services to secure. As early as 2013, cybersecurity experts noted that Cybercrime-as-a-Service (CaaS) was a burgeoning business. It is an industry as straightforward as ... The post Hire Powers: Cybercrime-as-a-Service and Terrorism appeared first on […]

  • Bangladeshi Hindu activist calls upon India to stop supporting his country’s government
    by Rachel Avraham on May 21, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    In recent times, diplomatic relations between Israel and India have been stronger than ever. Israeli Druze diplomat Mendi Safadi, who is a strong advocate for Hindu human rights, is set to meet in the coming days with India’s Deputy President and other senior level Indian politicians. Given this, it ... The post Bangladeshi Hindu activist calls upon India to stop supporting his country’s government appeared first on Foreign Policy […]

  • Foreign Policy of the Russian People
    by Richard Basas on May 17, 2018 at 10:30 am

    The end of the Second World War in Europe defined Soviet citizens and the Russian people in the 20th Century as those that saved the world from fascism. Despite the negative press during the Cold War in the West on Russia’s contribution to the end of Nazism, it is ... The post Foreign Policy of the Russian People appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • China Funding for Trump-Indonesia Deal Draws Scrutiny
    by Mark C. Eades on May 16, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    President Donald J. Trump’s overseas business dealings have once again come under scrutiny with reports that the Chinese government will provide financing to the tune of $500 million for construction of a theme park in Indonesia featuring a Trump-branded golf course and resort-hotel. This ... The post China Funding for Trump-Indonesia Deal Draws Scrutiny appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Unforced Errors- On the Iran Nuclear Deal
    by FPA Administrator on May 15, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    Withdrawing from the Iran deal puts the United States in a weaker position in every way. Following the 2016 election, some wondered if President Trump was some sort of strategic savant, playing a game of three-dimensional chess behind a façade of emotionally volatile ignorance. Trump quickly put this theory to bed, ... The post Unforced Errors- On the Iran Nuclear Deal appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Special report: The impact of Iraq’s 2018 parliamentary elections
    by FPA Administrator on May 14, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    On 12 May, Iraqis head to the polls to choose their representatives for Parliament. In an environment influenced by the four-year conflict with the Islamic State (ISIS) and the fragmentation of politics, these elections are a critical test. The context Although most of the territories lost to ISIS have been recaptured, ... The post Special report: The impact of Iraq’s 2018 parliamentary elections appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Hindu human rights activist: “Give us back our property”
    by Rachel Avraham on May 10, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    According to Shipan Kumer Basu, the President of the World Hindu Struggle Committee, in recent times, the Bangladeshi government has been utilizing the Vested Property Law in order to seize Hindu property and to claim it as their own, thus turning Bangladeshi Hindus into homeless underprivileged paupers. He noted ... The post Hindu human rights activist: “Give us back our property” appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Pre-salt reserves make Brazil ripe for investment, but risk remains
    by FPA Administrator on May 9, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    On October 27, 2017, new auction rounds for the eight pre-salt blocks in Brazil were launched. As the Brazilian government approved a new regulatory framework for the bidding process to allow more investors, 14 foreign companies and two Brazilian entities were qualified to participate in the auction. As a result ... The post Pre-salt reserves make Brazil ripe for investment, but risk remains appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Disagreements on Eurozone reform impact economic outlook
    by FPA Administrator on May 8, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Emmanuel Macron’s ambitious plans to reform eurozone institutions received a further setback when German chancellor Angela Merkel toed her party’s line and rejected some of his bolder proposals when the two met in Berlin last week. Merkel’s stance makes it unlikely that any meaningful structural reform of eurozone institutions ... The post Disagreements on Eurozone reform impact economic outlook appeared first on Foreign Policy […]

  • The Globalization of Solar Panels: Solar Mamas at work
    by Patricia Schouker on May 7, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    Some cities are now betting on the proliferation of sustainable and local sources of energy. The idea was born in the forgotten network (inaccessible cities, suburbs, rural villages) and then is organized as such, that it questions today’s centralized national production of the world’s leading power source. Cities are not ... The post The Globalization of Solar Panels: Solar Mamas at work appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • China Abolishes Presidential Term Limits To Increase Economic Stability
    by Robert Matthew Shines on May 3, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    China's move to abolish its limit on presidential terms aims to increase economic stability, thereby increasing the government's domestic legitimacy for the long-term. The post China Abolishes Presidential Term Limits To Increase Economic Stability appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Intelligence Squared U.S debates- The proposition “Negotiations Can Denuclearize North Korea”
    by FPA Administrator on May 2, 2018 at 10:30 am

      Presented by Intelligence Squared U.S. in partnership with Georgetown University live at the first Georgetown University Women’s Forum The post Intelligence Squared U.S debates- The proposition “Negotiations Can Denuclearize North Korea” appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • New European GDPR Rules Affect Everyone
    by Richard Basas on May 1, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    The new General Data Protection Regulations, or GDPR that has recently come into effect inside the European Union may have as much of an influence inside the EU as it will internationally. Any companies that do not adhere to the new data privacy protection rules may find themselves in ... The post New European GDPR Rules Affect Everyone appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • What happened to the Jews of Bangladesh?
    by Rachel Avraham on April 30, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    The Jewish community of Bangladesh is virtually non-existent thanks to the persecution of minorities in the country. In the wake of the increased persecution experienced by Buddhists, Christians and Hindus in Bangladesh, one must ponder, what happened to another persecuted minority group that used to reside in the Bengal ... The post What happened to the Jews of Bangladesh? appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

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